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Retail automotive veteran and writer for CBTnews.com
cybersecurity

Do You Have a Cybersecurity Plan at Your Dealership?

Much the same way you build walls and barriers to protect your physical inventory, you should also be concerned about protecting your network and...
rental

How to Run a Successful Dealership Rental Program

Making the decision to open a rental agency at your dealership is a huge commitment. There seems to be a lot of risk involved....
technicians

The Best Way to Pay Your Service Technicians

Employee wages are one of the biggest expense of any dealership. This is especially true in the service department. Attracting quality talent and paying...
Facebook Marketplace

Why You Should Pay Attention to Facebook Marketplace for Autos

In October 2017, Facebook made a push to expand the sale of used cars under its ever-expanding Marketplace platform. From its start as a...
EVs

The Evolution of EVs – Where Are We Now?

The 2019 New York International Auto Show is a showcase for Electric Vehicles (EVs). Auto Shows are generally a platform for manufacturers to demonstrate...
patents

Why is Toyota Giving Royalty-Free Access to Hybrid-Vehicle Patents?

Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp announced Wednesday that it is opening up access to its hybrid-vehicle patents through the year 2030. The move also promises...
used-vehicle

Rising New-Vehicle Prices Lead to Boom in Used-Vehicle Market

As new-vehicle prices continue to rise, so do interest rates. To compound the issue, manufacturers also seem to be getting stingier with incentives. This...
auto stocks

Is the Smoke of Falling Auto Stocks an Indication of Impending Fire?

Auto stocks have been experiencing a downturn as of late. Last week, BMW may have only exacerbated the problem by revealing slow sales and...
Porsche

The Next Generation of Dealership Showrooms

As we move into an era of self-driving cars and pervasive e-commerce, it seems that the current iteration of the automobile dealership is due...
Auto Show

The Harmonization of Autonomous Vehicle Regulation and the 2019 DC Auto Show

We are in the midst of a self-driving vehicle revolution. While the Elon Musk’s of the world eagerly work toward making autonomous driving a...
work week

Pros and Cons of a 4-Day Work Week for Service Technicians

In 1930, during the Great Depression, economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that a 15-hour workweek would become a reality “within 100 years.” At the...
digital marketingvideo

The Benefits of Digital Marketing for Your Fixed-Ops Department – Andy MacLeay, Dealer.com

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome back Andy MacLeay, Director of Digital Marketing for Dealer.com.  VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Jim Fitzpatrick: Hi everyone. Jim Fitzpatrick with CBT...
dealersvideo

How ReconVelocity is Helping Dealers Set a New Standard for Vehicle Reconditioning

On today's show, we're pleased to welcome back Hugh Hathcock, owner of ReconVelocity and Kalah McCoy, Executive Vice President at ReconVelocity. The pair discuss...
Dave Cantinvideo

Dave Cantin on the Buy-Sell Market, Acquisitions, and Industry Consolidation

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome 20-year automotive industry veteran Dave Cantin, CEO of Dave Cantin Group. As part of the Dave Cantin...
conferences

Why Dealers Should Send Their Employees to These 5 Upcoming Automotive Conferences

Auto dealerships are always looking for new strategies that will help them keep up with (or pass) their competition. Many individuals think of conferences...

Creating a Business Development Culture

On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks about why you should create a business development culture at all levels throughout...

Doing More With Your Website Visitors

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about using data sources to understand who is visiting your website and how...

Which F&I Products Should You Sell Online?

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek explains why making all of your F&I products available online may not increase profits, and...

Improving the Point of Sale Presentation

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Jim Fitzpatrick speaks with guest host Michael Roppo, President of Automotive Management Resources, to discuss improving...